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Thursday, June 26 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm
How to Put Together an Advisory Board: Lessons for Startups

Denise Ching

Denise is Director of the Illinois SBDC at UIC. In directing the Illinois SBDC she creates comprehensive programs for assisting people with creating and growing startups. Prior to joining UIC, she directed the Illinois SBDC at ICNC. While at ICNC she managed the organization’s revolving... Read More →


Larry Abrams

Founder and President, Abrams Trading Group
Lawrence Abrams, a 28 year member of The Chicago Board of Trade/CME is the Founder and President of Abrams Trading Group, a registered Commodity Trading Advisor and Commodity Pool Operator. The firm focuses on identifying and correcting inefficiencies within financial markets. Currently... Read More →

Marc Grens

Partner, RCM Financial Services
Marc has over 13 years of financial services and business experience ranging from portfolio management, trading, brokerage, investment research, sales and marketing to executive management, business strategy, product development, and entrepreneurship.  Presently, Marc is a partner... Read More →

Robert Okabe

Managing Director, RPX Group
Robert Okabe is a Managing Director of RPX Group where he leads the firm’s efforts to commercialize innovative technologies from universities and corporations.  He is past President and a Trustee of the Angel Resource Institute, a non-profit devoted to educating investors and entrepreneurs... Read More →

Maria Pinto

Founder, M2057
Maria Pinto is an American fashion designer and artist. In fall 2013 she successfully raised $270,00 on Kickstarter to launch M2057 by Maria Pinto, a ready-to-wear collection for women featuring fashions inspired by urban architecture and design. She has dressed some of the world’s... Read More →

Thursday June 26, 2014 4:00pm - 4:30pm CDT
4. Skype Campfire Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654